Google took to the stage at GDC overnight to announce Google Stadia. Stadia is a game streaming platform that will aim to stream games to laptops, phones, tablets and TVs at 4K/60fps (with 8k/120fps to come at a later date).
It has some pretty amazing features including the ability to watch a YouTube video about a game and then jump straight in without any load times. You can also play games straight from a certain state in a YouTube video or game stream.
Stadia is compatible with any USB controller (PS4/Xbox One), but Google recommend playing with their brand new Stadia Controller, which connects to Google’s data centre over Wifi and actually allows you to move from device to device at that exact same moment.
As far as games go, Doom Eternal is the only confirmed game, but Jade Raymond (the creator of Assassin’s Creed) is heading up a brand new Google studio which will create exclusive games for the Google Stadia platform.
So far, Google has only announced that it will launch in America, Europe and the UK in 2019, which pretty much rules out Australia as a launch territory at this rate.